Oakland voters will choose from 10 mayoral candidates this November, including activist Cat Brooks and incumbent Mayor Libby Schaaf. After a difficult first term that saw the tragic Ghost Ship fire and a sexual misconduct scandal at the Oakland Police Department, Schaaf is hoping to be the first second-term mayor of Oakland since Jerry Brown. Under the city's ranked choice voting system, voters will pick their top three candidates. Forum discusses the candidates' visions for the city and their approaches to tackling its biggest challenges.
Progressives Challenge Incumbent Libby Schaaf in Oakland Mayoral Race
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The Oakland skyline in May 2013. (Photo: James Daisa/Flickr)
Darwin BondGraham, journalist, East Bay Express
Sandhya Dirks, East Bay reporter, KQED
Kimberly Veklerov, staff writer, San Francisco Chronicle